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MBUSD To Allow 'Grandparent' Permits

Mar 02, 2020 12:43PM ● By DigMB Staff
The Manhattan Beach Unified School District's Board of Trustees has voted to allow students who have a grandparent residing within MBUSD attendance boundaries to apply for a permit to attend MBUSD schools.

The school board approved the policy at its February 26, 2020 meeting, a meeting where the board also approved $3.6 million in reductions for the 2020/21 school year. Opening up the "grandparent" permit has been cited as one way for the district to increase revenue.

“We have so many community members who either went to our schools, who sent their children to our schools, or who just love the MBUSD schools, and now they have the ability to see their grandchildren attending MBUSD schools," said Superintendent Mike Matthews in a statement. "This is one more outstanding opportunity for MBUSD schools to bring our community even closer together.”

The District is currently accepting interdistrict permit applications. Applicants must first receive an interdistrict transfer release from their district of residence as part of the application process.

“Our Board of Trustees was thrilled to implement this creative approach to boost attendance in our schools, and to involve Manhattan Beach grandparents more in their grandchildrens’ education,” said Board President Jennifer Cochran. “We need to get the word out to our community that this opportunity exists.”

Parents, not grandparents, should come to the MBUSD District Office at 325 S. Peck Avenue, Manhattan Beach to apply for a permit or call (310)318-7345, x5928 with questions. Additional information regarding interdistrict permits and the application are available at:

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